Back in approximately 2010, Matt was happily training away, eating his food and taking his supplements and slowly growing.
There were several new contenders that entered the protein powder market and indeed there was some startling prices which didn’t match the trend of the general increase in prices for whey – at that time prices were going up and up and these powders came in at a much lower price point.
Not only that, they tasted amazing. In fact so good, they seemed to be too good to be true! He decided to test them through a company in Derbyshire call ILS.
The test results came back and they were incredibly low in protein content and what we found was shocking. Some were as low as 24% protein on a label claim of 82%.
Matt then had the idea, that if this company may not be throwing straight dice then other brands may be doing the same.
He pulled together a number of similar minded guys and girls and they tested a good number of the market and below is the results they got from the tests they request…
Please bare in mind these results are from 2010.
They are not current and they may bare no resemblance to the companies and the products they sell NOW. These tests are in no way being released to slander ANY companies, they simply relate to the brands and their products that were in the market at 2010, for consumers to buy and use. Would they be the same now? We cannot say.
The products tested were taken from tubs of whey that the group had bought and were tested in good faith. We are not not claiming current products from any company will have the same results as the list below will show.
The testing was done as a nitrogen test , to show nitrogen (protein) levels in a given substance.
As many brands hit the claimed levels (or near as damn it) we know the process is both accurate and reliable.
You may find some of the results quite interesting. Please read on…
OPT NUTRITION 100% GOLD STD WHEY ROCKY ROAD – 76% (Claimed is 80%)
BODITRONICS WHEY 20 – 73.75% (Claimed 80%)
DY CHOCOLATE TEMPRO – 72.63% (Claimed 80%)
SCI MX 100% WHEY CHOCOLATE – 70.56% (Claimed 80%)
CNP PROPEPTIDE CHOC MALT – 69% (Claimed 69%)
MET RX SUPREME WHEY CHOC – 68.38% (Claimed 66%)
USN PURE PROTEIN IGF STRAWBERRY – 68.31% (Claimed 71%)
OPTIMUM HEALTH BANANA 64.38 (75% claimed)
GASPARI STRAWBERRY – 59.63% (Claimed 69%)
SCI MENTOR ISOLATE VANILLA – 56.61% (Claimed 88%)
BSN SYNTHA COOKIES AND CREAM – 48% (Claimed 52%
NUTRISPORT CHOC FLAVOUR 75.5%
ESN DESINGER WHEY 76.94%
BSD STRAWBERRY & CREAM 79.87%
BULKPOWDERS UNFLAVOURED 76.69%
MYPROTEIN IMPACT BLEND BANANA 78.47%
BODITRONICS CHOC FLAVOUR 67.18%
STC ISOLATE CHOC FLAVOUR 62.58%
MYPROTEIN INSTANT MILK PROTEIN 77.26%